radiographs

Confronting The Boogeyman On Auction Radiographs

It’s a story as old as radiography itself. An auction prospect comes to the sales grounds with a mild to moderate imperfection on its x-rays, potential buyers flee at the sight of a less-than-pristine vet report, the horse hammers for less than hoped-for, and then it goes on to become an elite runner. Obviously, not […]

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PR Special Keeneland November Sale: A Deeper Dive On Radiographs

The marathon Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale is about to start its engine, and the Paulick Report is there with the first of two editions of the┬áPR┬áSpecial. In this issue, bloodstock editor Joe Nevills examines the perceived selectivity of the buying bench when imperfect radiographs are bought into a young prospect’s assessment, and what can […]

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Hagyard Settles Lawsuit With Veterinarians Over Contract Dispute

More than two years after it began, the civil suit between Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in Lexington, Ky., and three of its former veterinarians has been settled. Terms of the settlement were confidential. “Hagyard is pleased to move on and looks forward to continuing to provide quality service to its clients and their horses,” said […]

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Turned-Back Sale Of Unbridled’s Song As A Juvenile Altered Thoroughbred Industry’s Course

The horse that brings the most money at a sale will usually be the one that gets the most headlines immediately after the fact, but some of horse racing’s greatest competitors are ones that went home with the person trying to sell them. Unbridled’s Song did both, and altered the direction of North American racing […]

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Hagyard, Veterinarians Named In Radiograph Suit File Motion To Dismiss

Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, along with four individual veterinarians employed by the practice, have filed motions to dismiss the latest civil suit against them, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader. Earlier this year, Keeneland customer Tom Swearingen sued Hagyard and four of its veterinarians, together with accounting/logistics company Dean Dorton Allen Ford and up to 100 […]

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Hagyard Veterinarians Released From Non-Compete; Clinic Ordered To Produce Privileged Documents

Three field care veterinarians at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute have been released from the non-compete agreements they signed as part of their employment as a civil suit between the vets and the clinic rages on. Drs. Rocky Mason, Patrick Ford, and Kevin Smith brought suit against Hagyard and Mixed Animal Veterinary Associates of North America […]

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Keeneland, Fasig-Tipton, Grayson-Jockey Club Fund Study On Radiographic Findings

The large Thoroughbred sales radiology study led by Colorado State University’s Orthopaedic Research Center veterinarians Drs. Wayne McIlwraith, Frances Peat and Chris Kawcak, and Dr. Jeff Berk from Lexington, KY., has gained widespread support as it continues its successful run. This study investigates two of the most often discussed controversial issues at sales by buyers, […]

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Ask Your Veterinarian: When To Radiograph Sale Horses

QUESTION: Speaking from a buyer’s perspective, when (if ever) does it make sense to have your veterinarian shoot their own X-rays in the course of doing a pre-sale work-up on a horse? DR. BART BARBER: Any time that your veterinarian has a question and would like to either repeat a specific joint or get additional […]

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Pivotal Study Continues To Define The Significance Of Sesamoiditis Lesions And Stifle Lesions

  A large study led by Drs. Wayne McIlwraith, Frances Peat and Chris Kawcak from the Orthopaedic Research Center at Colorado State University, working with Dr. Jeff Berk from Lexington, KY., commenced at the 2016 Keeneland September Yearling Sale. Horses included in the study last year as yearlings were identified at 2-year-old sales in 2017. […]

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Stifle Abnormalities In Weanlings Can Improve By Yearling Year

Thoroughbreds sold at auction are inspected carefully by veterinarians to ensure that their potential new owners have the best shot at purchasing a healthy animal. In addition to a hands-on inspection, the vet will look closely at the horse’s X-rays that are stored in the repository, reports The Horse. While every buyer is hoping for […]

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